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    Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., executive director of WCW, reflects on our top 10 moments of the 2010s.

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    New Initiative Supports Mental Wellbeing in College Students

    December 2019

    A WCW research team conducts a pilot study to develop a depression prevention program for Wellesley College students.

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    Fathers Have a Role to Play in Their Teens' Sexual Health

    December 2019

    A journal article co-authored by Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D., explores how fathers can positively contribute to their teenage child’s sexual health.

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    Social and Emotional Learning Supports Restorative Justice

    December 2019

    Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, M.A., CAGS, shares why she believes social and emotional learning is critical for effective implementation of restorative justice practices.

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    WCW Community Celebrates New Book by Peggy McIntosh

    December 2019

    Members of the WCW community gathered to celebrate the publication of a new book by activist and changemaker Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.

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    Research Highlights Challenges to Prosecuting Child Sexual Abuse

    December 2019

    A recent study from our Justice and Gender-Based Violence Research Initiative details challenges related to the prosecution of child sexual abuse cases.

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    The Feminist Press is 50!

    January 2020

    The new issue of Women's Review of Books celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Feminist Press and features an interview with its co-founder Florence Howe, a leader of the contemporary feminist movement.

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The

Wellesley Centers for Women

is a research and action institute at Wellesley College that is focused on women and gender and driven by social change.
Our mission is to advance gender equality, social justice, and human wellbeing through high-quality research, theory, and action programs.

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Parental Choice: Research Evidence from Two National Datasets

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2010-2015
Family relationships

workfamilieschildren_small20This project looks at two national datasets to explore the relations among child, family, employment, and program characteristics and parental choice.

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Womanist Studies and Applied Womanism

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Ongoing
Womanist Studies and Applied Womanism

This work revolves around helping to build and define the field of womanist studies.

Wellesley Centers for Women

Improving Two-Generation Approaches for Children and Family

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Completed 2015

WCW prepared a white paper and two research reviews to frame the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s approach to two-generation strategies related to advancing family economic security and children’s education and learning simultaneously.

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Family Policies and Women’s Labor Market Careers

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2010-2011

This research project analyzes the effects of family leave policies in the United States and Finland.

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Immigrant Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Job Creation

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2015-2019

Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., examines the impacts of immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Wellesley Centers for Women

High-Skilled Immigration and the Structure of High-Tech firms

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2011-2014

This project examines the role of firms in shaping high-skilled immigration to the United States.

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The Massachusetts Women's Justice Network

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Ongoing since 2009
Women's Justice

This project will create a Massachusetts Women's Justice Network and develop a model program for women at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system.

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Achieving Gendered Justice Developing Substantive Research & Action Strategies for Justice-Involved Women

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Ongoing since 2015
Women's Justice

The project builds upon and expands both the research-based knowledge about justice-involved women’s concerns and the practical lessons of networking and advocacy learned over the period of five years

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National SEED Project

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Ongoing
Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED)

The National SEED ProjectSM is a peer-led professional development program that creates conversational communities to drive personal, organizational, and societal change toward greater equity and diversity.

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Program Practices: An Investigation of Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Standards and Practices

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2010-2011
Physical Activity and Healthy Eating in Out-of-School Programs

This research study uses quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and multiple regression modeling to examine healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in a national sample of out-of-school time programs.

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